9 Assisted Living Facilities near Florence, AL

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Florence, AL

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Hilltop at Glenwood I & II

Provides: Assisted Living
211 Ana Drive, Florence, AL 35630
"Glenwood Center is a 125-bed skilled nursing facility located in Florence, Alabama. Glenwood Center offers short-stay rehabilitation and long-term care. Glenwood Center is on a campus with two..." More

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Columbia Cottage - Florence

Provides: Assisted Living
2373 Roberts Ln., Florence, AL 35630
"Columbia Cottage was very home like. They have nice and friendly staff. It was a convenient choice because it is really nice. I was impressed with it. The attendant answered my questions. I don't..." More

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Keestone of Florence

Provides: Assisted Living
201 N. Cedar Street, Florence, AL 35630
"Keestone of Florence is very god, I had an excellent tour. The place is very nice and we have nothing bad to say about it. The appearance is very nice and upscale. They gave us the tour and we had..." More

The Renaissance of Florence

Provides: Assisted Living
3275 County Rd. 47, Florence, AL 35630
"I looked at some communities and liked Brookdale Florence the best. Here, I have a bedroom and a living room. My room has two rooms but most of the others only have one room. They also clean the..." More

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Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing & Reha...

Provides: Assisted Living
805 Flagg Circle, Florence, AL 35630
"Mitchell-Hollingsworth is overall a pretty good assisted living facility. While working and volunteering there I would say the overall experience was great. It seemed as though the residents..." More

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Morningside of Sheffield

Provides: Assisted Living
413 Cox Boulevard, Sheffield, AL 35660
"Morningside of Sheffield is a nice place and we don't really have any complaints. There is a place where my brother-in-law could walk and my sister plays bingo two or three days a week. They have a..." More

Park Place

Provides: Assisted Living
500 N Montgomery Ave, Sheffield, AL 35660
"The assistant living experience was great.the poeple there where really nice and i enjoyed working with the people and having fun.I helped do alot of things to make sure the place stayed in..." More

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Provides: Assisted Living
2904 South Wilson Dam Road, Muscle Shoals, AL 3...
"It was fine, they were all nice, and the rooms were nice. They have everything that my father needs. The staff was very nice, the room was small, more like a studio, but we expected that. They had..." More

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Cedar View Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
2001 County Road 394 , Killen, AL 35645
"At Cedar View, our goal is to promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of our residents and to enhance their quality of life by expressing Christ’s message of love and hope in a caring..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Florence

    Florence, located on the Tennessee River in northern Alabama, was named after Florence, Italy. This city of nearly 40,000 people is nicknamed “Alabama’s Renaissance City” due to its annual renaissance fair. Florence has a relatively large senior population with over 18% of residents aged 65 or older. 

    To accommodate the area’s many seniors, there are eight assisted living facilities in and around Florence. In Florence and in all of the state, these facilities are licensed by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Florence

    • Public transit in Florence is limited. The Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments operates a Dial-a-Ride service that serves Florence and other cities in the Shoals Area. The service is available Monday to Friday, and fares are determined based on trip length.
    • By one measure of air pollution, 24-hour particle pollution, the Huntsville-Decatur metropolitan area has some of the cleanest air in the country. In the American Lung Association’s rankings, it ties for first place. Seniors with respiratory conditions like asthma may appreciate the city’s air quality.
    • Thanks to retiree-friendly tax policies, Florence seniors may notice they have more money in their pockets. Social Security benefits aren’t taxed in Alabama. Many types of pensions, such as military and civil-service pensions, are also tax-exempt. 
    • Another financial advantage of retiring in Florence is the city’s low cost of living. It’s 15.9% more affordable than the national average. This difference is largely driven by low housing prices. Groceries, utilities and transportation are also more affordable than the U.S. average.
    • Florence experiences mild winters with lows just below freezing. The city gets two inches of snow per year, much lower than the national average of 28 inches. With highs around 90 degrees, summers are hot. Seniors’ favorite warm-weather activities, like walking or golf, can be pursued for much of the year.
    • In addition to the annual Alabama Renaissance Faire, Florence offers a wide variety of fun activities for seniors. History buffs may want to stop by Helen Keller’s birthplace and the Florence Indian Mound. Outdoor enthusiasts may want to explore the North Alabama Birding Trail or the Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Florence

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Alabama

    $4,000.00 US
    $2,943.00 Athens
    $2,922.00 Florence
    $2,701.00 Decatur
    $2,470.00 Corinth
    $2,470.00 Lawrenceburg
    $2,426.00 Sheffield
    $2,300.00 Pulaski

    Assisted Living costs in Florence start around $2,922 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Florence and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Florence

    At this time, the state of Alabama doesn't provide any funding for assisted living services through its Medicaid program.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Florence

    Florence and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Florence, please visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Florence

    Florence-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Alabama are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Alabama page for more information about these laws.

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    Assisted Living near Florence, AL

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Florence

    • Review of Columbia Cottage - Florence

      Having my mother in Columbia Cottage Florence has so far been so good. It's really nice. They've got a front porch, and they tell me that they can do a Facetime visit with the doctor. This has only... Read more

    • Review of Keestone of Florence

      Keestone of Florence is very god, I had an excellent tour. The place is very nice and we have nothing bad to say about it. The appearance is very nice and upscale. They gave us the tour and we had ... Read more

    • Review of The Renaissance of Florence

      I looked at some communities and liked Brookdale Florence the best. Here, I have a bedroom and a living room. My room has two rooms but most of the others only have one room. They also clean the ro... Read more

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